Remember, to see Cream City CC members-only information like the CCCC Monthly Newsletter, you must log in, to the right above.
There is a new Member Directory format, which now features an index card look with an option for your personal photo. Check it out! Remember, you should update your street address, email address, and phone numbers in your Member Profile to see that they're current and correct.
There's a new Weather Widget down below on the Home Page. It features a dropdown menu of locations, options for weather, wind, and rain forecasts, and a pop-up detailed forecast window, for your riding pleasure or pain.
Come And Ride With Us!
Cycle Club is a Milwaukee-based bike
club with more than 120 active members. CCCC is locally renowned for our
schedule of weekly Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday group rides, many overnight
camping rides, and our annual Century Classic ride, now in its 31st
are suitable for beginning recreational riders and veteran long distance riders
alike. Our rides start from convenient Milwaukee metro locations as well as
more rural ride starts, and range from 20 miles to 100+ distances during the
CCCC works with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin and is a member of the League of
American Bicyclists. We support local bicycling advocacy and cycling-oriented
Benefits of membership:
- participate in scenic and challenging bike routes
gain proficiency as a cyclist
friendship and camaraderie
safety and support on longer rides
- news of upcoming cycling events and bicycling lore
discounts at local bike shops
Ride Leader Signup Instructions
CCCC Ride Leader Sign-Up
To volunteer to be a Ride Leader on a CCCC ride, click on the button below to send an email to the Ride Committee. Be sure to note the Ride Name, Ride Date, and Distance you want to lead, and your contact information, if it isn't in the CCCC Member Directory.
Current ride policy is that if a Ride Leader is not assigned to an upcoming ride by 3:00 p.m. of the Sunday preceding the ride date, the ride will be CANCELLED!
Wheel & Sprocket Expo Drawing Winners Get Free Century Ride
The 2014 Cream City CC annual Free Century Ride drawings held at last weeks' Wheel & Sprocket Expo at State Fair Park are:
Jason Kadrich of West Allis, Patty Herda of Sussex, and Greg Banach of Jackson.
Congratulations to all of you! Make sure to put your winning free registration on your calendar for August 24. We hope to see you at Registration to claim your award. You don't want to miss this great century ride.
Mobile Milwaukee Bike Map Now Available
Posted by Doug Shidell, March 17th , 2014. on Bikeverywhere.com
The Milwaukee and SE Wisconsin Bike Map is now available for your phone or tablet. Called the SE Wisconsin Bike Map, it covers bike routes and trails in SE Wisconsin from the Illinois border to Port Washington and as far west as the South Kettle Moraine. With this map you can comfortably navigate from Milwaukee’s Downtown to the upscale tourist town of Lake Geneva or the Kettle Moraine.
Explore the Oak Leaf Trail, Glacial Drumlin Trail, Ozaukee Interurban Trail, Hank Aaron Trail plus dozens of smaller trails and hundreds of miles of bicycle friendly roads. Version 1.0 is a prototype. The routes and trails are current, but it still needs some tweaks and design work. This version is free for testing and feedback. Please send comments through bikeverywhere.com.
Get the App, Get the Map.
1. Go to the App store or Google Play and search for “Avenza.”
2. Download the free app. You only have to do this once.
3. Then go to the Avenza Map Store by opening the App and clicking the “store” icon at the bottom of the page.
4. Search for “Bikeverywhere” in the search box. You will see all the maps developed so far by Bikeverywhere.
I’m looking to make this the best bike map you will ever use on your phone. Your feedback will help me make the improvements that you want the most.
Public Bike Repair Stations May Be Coming To A Place Near You
Public bicycle repair stands are an increasingly common feature of public spaces and bicycle paths/trails around the U.S. Companies such as Minneapolis-based Dero are offering ready-to-install, self-contained DIY bike repair stands, which are being purchased by local businesses, college campuses, county and city governments, and public recreational facilities. Pittsburgh PA has at least 10 Fixit stands, at the U of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon U, Whole Foods, parking garages, bike shops, etc. Such stands are popping up all over cities large and small across the U.S. In Tucson AZ, Fixit stands are being installed on county bike trails (6), the U of A campus (2), Whole Foods stores.
Each Fixit stand consists of a main steel tube, manual tire pump with braided steel hose, screwdrivers, allen wrenches, pedal wrench, headset wrench, tire levers, and multitool, all secured by braided steel cables. The stand label bears a QR code which a rider can scan with their smartphone bar code reader app. The scan brings up a menu of basic bicycle repair videos that the rider can watch on their smartphone screen.
Funding sources for the Fixit stands, which cost @ $940 plus installation costs, vary. The Tucson AZ bike trail stands were provided under the Pima County Bicycle Plan budget. Hopefully, we will be seeing more of these DIY repair stands in Milwaukee and SE Wisconsin locations. If you've seen a DIY repair stand in your area, or know of plans to install them, please let us know, and we will update this article.
Try scanning the QR code below...
Cream City Cycle Club 2014 Century Classic Coming August 24
The 2014 CCCC Century Classic will be scheduled on Sunday, August 24th, one week before the Labor Day weekend.
The Century Classic has been a 30 year long tradition, and it was in danger of being cancelled for 2014. However, a new Century Committee has volunteered to plan and operate the event, so thanks are due to Brian Musha, Tim McAdams, and Ken Werley for stepping up to take charge of the many tasks and duties necessary to producing the 2014 Century. Watch this website for further news, and an opportunity for all CCCC members to volunteer for event registration, rest stop helper, sag driver, and other roles needed to make the 2014 CCCC Century Classic a big success!
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New CCCC Wednesday Rides for April Have Been Added!
Cream City Cycle Club rides are scheduled on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The June rides are on the calendar, and now four July rides are added. Each ride leader chooses his/her starting point, which is usually at a café or restaurant. The ride length is usually between 25 and 35 miles and is a “no drop” ride. Riders stay together, keep a comfortable pace, and check out the scenery. Cue sheets are are provided.
April Rides are:
April 23 Harriet Pfersch Greenfield Park
See the Ride and Event Calendar and Wed Ride Listings pages for detailed information.
CCCC Website Handy Tip #1
Here's an easy way to open the CCCC Ride & Events Calendar with one click, right from your Windows Desktop. (Sorry, Mac users, you'll have to do this with a Mac function).
1. Right click anywhere on your PC desktop.
2. Select New > Shortcut from the popup menu.
3. In the Create Shortcut window that opens, in the field labeled "Type the location of the item: then enter "http://www.creamcitycycleclub.com/calendar" (without the quotes).
4. Then click the Next button at bottom right of the window.
5. Type a name for the new shortcut, like "CCCC Web Calendar"
5. Click the Finish button at bottom right of the Create Shortcut window.
A new desktop icon should appear where you right-clicked to start the shortcut. Double clicking the icon should open the CCCC Events Grid View calendar for you.